Clondalkin Heritage Week events recently took place with a most interesting Walk & Talk on the river Camac hosted by Friends of the Camac. Earlier in the week the Viking Experience paid a visit to the Heritage Centre, several other local tours were held, a village Education tour, a tour of St Johns Church, and a Tour of the SIAC quarry at Monastery Road which was a huge attraction. Online events for both young and old were also arranged by Clondalkin Library.
Undoubtedly however the highlight of the week was the midweek launch of a short film called “ClondalkinTangible Threads” produced in partnership between South Dublin County and Irish Crochet Lace Revival which narrated the story of the many Clondalkin ladies who made Irish Crochet in their homes exclusively for Sybil Connolly in the 1950s and 1960s. Several Clondalkin women adapted their creative skills to suit international haute couture which was sold to many famous and rich people, including Jacqueline Kennedy, wife of John F Kennedy. Several Hollywood stars notably Julie Andrews and Elizabeth Taylor were also among her clients. The film is available to view at www.heritageweek.ie/projects/clondalkins-tangible-threads
Pic Credit: Tommy Keogh